Frozen pipes can burst due to the buildup of pressure within them, causing significant damage and costly repairs. Here are a few tips on thawing frozen pipes to keep them from bursting.
If your pipes are already frozen, there are several methods you can use to thaw them so that they do not burst. First, turn on your faucet and keep it open while you treat the frozen section of the pipe. You can treat the frozen pipe by applying heat via electric heating pads, a hair dryer, or a space heater. Never use open flame devices like blowtorches or propane heaters. As the pipe thaws, water will flow through the pipe and help to clear out the frozen area. If you suspect that any of your other pipes might be frozen, treat them the same way.
If you need help thawing frozen pipes, call All Plumbing, Inc. at (703) 525-7973. We have been proudly providing the Arlington area with plumbing, drain cleaning, and sewer main installation and repair for more than 30 years. Visit our website or stop in and see us to find out about all of the plumbing services we offer.